First Forum: GOP Candidates Face Off in Manchester

Aug 4, 2015

Last night, an alliance of media outlets from New Hampshire and other early voting states offered Republican presidential candidates an alternative to the national debate coming later this week. We’ll recap the evening, and which candidates made the most of their time on a very crowded stage.


  • Ron Elving - NPR News' senior Washington editor. He directs coverage of the nation's capital and national politics and provides on-air political analysis for many NPR programs.
  • Josh RogersNHPR’s senior political reporter
  • Dante Scalaassociate professor at UNH and fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy. He co-wrote the upcoming book, The Four Faces of the Republican Party: The Fight for the 2016 Presidential Nomination. He is also teaching a free online course on the New Hampshire presidential primary with Andy Smith of the UNH Survey Center.